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What exams and tests might your doctor do at a preconception visit?

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Your doctor may:

  • Do a physical exam to evaluate your heart, lungs, breasts, thyroid, and abdomen. A pelvic exam and Pap smear may also be performed.
  • Order lab tests : Some of the conditions screened for include rubella, hepatitis, HIV, syphilis, and others as indicated.
  • Discuss how to chart menstrual cycles to help detect ovulation and determine the time when you are most likely to get pregnant.
  • Check your vaccination records.

From: Your Pre-Pregnancy Checkup WebMD Medical Reference

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American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 

The March of Dimes.

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on July 7, 2018

SOURCES: 

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 

The March of Dimes.

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on July 7, 2018

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